Despite a significant amount of resistance I finally completed the next stage of the goal setting tutorial, the brainstorming exercise. The aim is to draw out the subconscious thoughts that show what you are really passionate about and therefore help identify the goals that will fill you with desire. The idea is to brainstorm things that will improve your life in four areas; personal development, career and economic, adventure and contribution. Then by reviewing each idea to assign the timescale by which you want to complete it, it is possible to select one goal in each area that you want to achieve with the shortest timescale.
I completed the brainstorm, but didn’t find it as thought provoking as the as the one I did as a mind map after completing the past, future and present review. In fact, I think the main reason I procrastinated with this exercise is because I knew it wasn’t what I needed to do next. I want a framework to define what I’m working towards in my life, a structure that helps me select my goals.
Many businesses develop visions to help define what they want to achieve and how they will work towards them. I believe this is what I need to develop next, my own vision which will provide the bigger picture I am working towards. After developing this vision, I intend to return to the goal setting tutorial to help me turn this vision into reality.
So, do any of you have your own vision or mission statement and can you provide any tips or resources to help me develop my own?